confused ? :)

Michael Packer pac at
Wed Sep 16 17:44:33 GMT 1998

Samba Version 1.9.18p8 on Linux

I'm new at this so pls bare with me :)

i've got samba up and running (i can print) but am having problems
getting file sharing properly.  I have some directories on "SERVER" that
i want to share to win95 machines.

My smb.conf looks like this:
  workgroup = DOMAIN
  server string =  "Samba Server"
  local master = no
  debug level = 3

  path = /home/shared
  create mode = 0755
  writeable = yes
  guest ok = yes
  read only = no
  public = true

  public = true
  hide dot files = yes
  read only  = no
  browseable = yes
  create mode = 0755
  writeable = yes

/home/shared is owned by "software" and the mode is 755 on it.  I want
be able to have anyone be able to write to it. I am able to mount
\\server\shared but am not able to write to it as any user.  I realize
that i'm duplicating things by havine "guest ok", "read only", and
"writeable" but i can't see why any one of those won't work.

also on the win95 machine, i'm logged in as "pac" and it shows me
\\server\pac (my home directory /home/pac on server) but i don't see any
files nor can i create any...

any help appreciated!

pac at

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